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Advanced Science Letters 2, 2 (2009) 164-173
Why do cosmological perturbations look classical to us?
Claus Kiefer, David Polarski1
(04/06/2009)

According to the inflationary scenario of cosmology, all structure in the Universe can be traced back to primordial fluctuations during an accelerated (inflationary) phase of the very early Universe. A conceptual problem arises due to the fact that the primordial fluctuations are quantum, while the standard scenario of structure formation deals with classical fluctuations. In this essay we present a concise summary of the physics describing the quantum-to-classical transition. We first discuss the observational indistinguishability between classical and quantum correlation functions in the closed system approach (pragmatic view). We then present the open system approach with environment-induced decoherence. We finally discuss the question of the fluctuations' entropy for which, in principle, the concrete mechanism leading to decoherence possesses observational relevance.
1 :  LPTA - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Astroparticules
Physique/Astrophysique/Cosmologie et astrophysique extra-galactique

Physique/Relativité Générale et Cosmologie Quantique

Physique/Physique Quantique
Lien vers le texte intégral : 
http://fr.arXiv.org/abs/0810.0087